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Keyhole Cichlids
February 27, 2012
4:45 pm
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damejames112
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sorry if in wrong place but few days back my cichlids had eggs first time ever for me.. anyway the eggs gone assuming the others killed them but for future times if it happens again what best action i been told put glass in tank to seperate cichlids from the rest of the tank ive been told get a box or summin along them lines anyway i found this site thought i give a try thanks for the help

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February 27, 2012
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Hi and welcome to the site. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> What other fishes are in the tank and how old are the keyholes?

Cake or death?
February 28, 2012
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Not sure how old i got two plecs a paradise fish an couple danios an tetras in there :-)

February 28, 2012
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Well, if the cichlids are young or inexperienced breeders they might be eating the eggs themselves which given the other species you have might be the most likely option. If the loricariids ('plecs') are a decent size they might be responsible though. Any idea what species they are?

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February 28, 2012
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Not sure what asking on type lol so i got keyhole cicthlids and bristlenose plec an think my albino just the commen plec you get lol can i get a piece glass and seperate part tank off for the cichlids and have rest tank for rest of my fish?

February 28, 2012
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How big is the tank? It may not be practical to separate the keyholes as you will want to have sufficient room on their side of the divider that they will not feel stressed (which will lead to a reoccurence of the egg eating) as well as keeping enough space on the other side for the remaining fish. Bear in mind also that any divider must allow water to circulate on both sides unless you intend adding a second filter.

As a side note, the common plec Hypostomus plecostomoides is a large and messy fish which requires a large tank, good filtration and a specialist diet.

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February 28, 2012
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3 foot tank and i got a 2nd pump lol

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